Champions League: Bayern, Liverpool, Ajax… What potential opponents for PSG in the eighth?

Good news and bad news: by bowing to Manchester City on Wednesday night, PSG definitely let go of the first place in Pool A of the Champions League to their evening opponents. But thanks to the victory of Leipzig in Bruges, the Parisians are still qualified for the round of 16 as the second in the pool. What should reserve for them, except miracle, a very, very complicated drawing of lots. We take stock of the potential opponents of PSG, one day from the end of this group stage.

They are sure to finish first in the group: Bayern, Liverpool, Ajax

That cadors, or almost. If we remove Manchester City, which PSG will not be able to meet in the round of 16, three other teams are guaranteed to finish first in their group and are now contenders to face PSG in the round of 16. Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Ajax.

For the first two, it is obviously very very heavy: between Liverpool who have won all their matches in a very tough group (Atletico, Milan, Porto) and Bayern who also have a clear round with an average of almost four goals per game, these draws will be avoided for PSG. Ajax, for their part, are one of the surprise teams of the season. She also won all her matches, but in a more affordable pool (Sporting, Dortmund, Besiktas).

They got off to a good start: Real Madrid, Manchester United

For Manchester United, this is just a formality. Opposed to the Young Boys of Bern on the last day at Old Trafford, the Mancuniens must ensure at least one draw to finish first in the pool. Falling on PSG would not necessarily be a bad memory for the English, who had already eliminated the French club at this stage of the competition in 2019.

Real Madrid are also in a strong position before the last day: they will not have to lose, at home against Inter Milan, to keep their first place.

Everything is still open: hens from Lille and Chelsea

Another certainty for PSG: if Lille finishes first in their group by winning at Wolfsburg on the last day, there will be no PSG-Lille since the draw prohibits matches between two teams of the same country in the round of 16. On the other hand, in this indecisive group, Salzburg or Seville can still claim first place. A scenario which will undoubtedly wish the PSG, since these two potential adversaries seem more within its reach.

Finally, in Group H, Chelsea and Juventus are both qualified and neck and neck with twelve points each before the last day. Their duel from a distance, as they face Zenit St-Petersburg and Malmo respectively, will decide the potential future opponents of PSG.

The possible draw for the Parisians in the round of 16:

– The some: Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Ajax

– Les probables : Real Madrid, Manchester United

– The possible ones: Salzburg or Seville (if Lille does not finish first in the group), Chelsea or Juventus

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